Interested in maximizing your savings the next time you see a in-store food product rebate at Costco? Well, today’s your lucky day, buddy boy/girl!!! I’m going to teach you what the fat cats at Costco don’t want you to know! Time to break out the calculator, and save some bucks with the Costco In-Store Rebates Tip!!!.
Costco In-Store Rebates Tip
In the photo above, we have two packs of delicious, mouth watering, seasoned Pork Back Ribs. The difference in price is simply due to the weight of each pack. In other words, the heavier the package, the higher the price. In this case, the smaller package is $11.30. The larger package is $17.06.
According to the sign, each package will receive a flat $3.00 in-store rebate. Therefore, buying a smaller pack will give you the greatest overall discount. For example, when you apply the $3.00 rebate to the $11.30 pack, a 26.5% discount is generated. When you apply the $3.00 rebate to the $17.06 package, the rebate is only 17.6%. In this case, simply selecting a smaller pack, savings can be increased by nearly 10%.
From week to week there is usually at least one or two meat or meal packages on sale. In the above example, it was ribs, but I’ll see this type of rebate on things like chicken drumsticks, wings, stewed beef cubes, and more. So to make a long story short, when you see a rebate posted for a food product, always buy the smallest package to maximize your discount. If the smallest package isn’t large enough for your needs, you can always buy a second package to make up the difference. Over time, discounts like this can really add up.